Hiking Adventure from Tallinn to Lisbon!

Uma viagem de mil milhas começa com um único passo.

Laozi (c.604 bc - c.531 bc)

Belgium in short

Belgium in short

Days: 7 (2 rest days) Km: 134 Paid accommodation: 5 nights Free accommodation: 2 nights (Thank you, Grote Routepaden!) Best food: Seafood in Oostende Best drink: Beer! Favorite word: wafels Favorite place: Bruges Belgium in one word: Beer Belgium has been a very short part of our trip – which was unfortunate, because we enjoyed the serene landscape, the…

Bruges and the Belgian Coast

Bruges and the Belgian Coast

Our passage through Belgium could have been like this: After the security check, we crossed the border, walked to Bruges, did some sightseeing, hiked along the coast, one of the shortest in our trip, and arrived at the French border. The end. It was far more exciting than that, as you can imagine. The seven…

Netherlands in Short

Netherlands in Short

Days: 33 (6 rest days) Km: 681 Paid accommodation: 28 nights Free accommodation: 5 nights Best food: Gehaktballen (the best meatball of the Netherlands in a B&B in Holwerd) Best drink: Champagne (on Moiken’s birthday) Favorite word: lekker  Favorite place: Haarlem Netherlands in one word: Dikes More than just flat trails on and along dikes, our hike in the…

Dunes, Windmills, and the Delta

Dunes, Windmills, and the Delta

The last ten days in the Netherlands were kind of a summary of what we had seen and experienced until then: Beautiful dune landscapes, long beaches, impressive dams and barriers, and the cutest little towns along the way. We had our energies restored during the break in Amsterdam and hiked an average of 25 kilometers…

Celebration!

Celebration!

Did you ever have a surprise birthday party? You know, that thing that never works out, because one of the guests inadvertently spoils the surprise, or the birthday girl/boy arrives earlier than expected, or notices that something odd was going on. Well, during our hike, José managed to arrange such a surprise for Moiken’s birthday…

North Sea Beaches

North Sea Beaches

After crossing an incredibly long causeway, we finally got closer to the North Sea coast of the Netherlands. On top of what we had expected, namely wide sand beaches and strong wind (mostly in the opposed direction), we encountered soft dune landscapes and even some hills. The variety of plants and animals was surprising: All…